Jonathan Dickinson State Park

This is a large park that protects an excellent cross-section of coastal Florida habitats, including pine flatwoods, sand pine scrub, freshwater creeks, and cypress and mangrove wetlands along the lower Loxahatchee River. The river is popular for canoeists, and there are several trails for biking and hiking.

Watchable wildlife:
Scrub jays, gopher tortoises, snakes, and lizards are abundant in the sand pine scrub. Pine flatwoods harbor pine warblers, woodpeckers, and northern bobwhite. White-tailed deer, nesting bald eagles, wood storks, and sandhill cranes are sometimes seen from the road. Look for ospreys, white ibis, herons, egrets, anhingas, and river otters on the river.

Department of Environmental Protection

(772) 546-2771

On U.S. Highway 1, approximately 7 miles north of Jupiter.

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Other East Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes mate for life, but they will take a new mate after the loss of the original. The pair will return to use and defend the same nesting and wintering territory year after year.

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